Computers as Mindtools for Schools: Engaging Critical Thinking / Edition 2

Computers as Mindtools for Schools: Engaging Critical Thinking / Edition 2

by David H. Jonassen
     
 

This book provides a thorough explanation of MindtoolsM197>alternative ways of using computer applications to engage learners in constructive, higher-order thinking about specific areas of study. It presents a rationale for using these tools, discusses individual Mindtools and their use, and suggests effective ways to teach with each Mindtool. Weaves a critical… See more details below

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This book provides a thorough explanation of MindtoolsM197>alternative ways of using computer applications to engage learners in constructive, higher-order thinking about specific areas of study. It presents a rationale for using these tools, discusses individual Mindtools and their use, and suggests effective ways to teach with each Mindtool. Weaves a critical thinking framework throughout the text. Expands coverage of systems modeling tools with new sections on analysis and reasoning. Adds an entirely new section of the book, which includes chapters on intentional information searching via Internet and visualization tools. For educators and school administrators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130807090
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/29/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1What Are Mindtools? What Do They Do?1
Ch. 1What Are Mindtools?3
Ch. 2Critical Thinking: The Goal of Mindtools21
Pt. 2Semantic Organization Tools33
Ch. 3Databases as Mindtools35
Ch. 4Semantic Networks (Concept Maps) as Mindtools58
Pt. 3Dynamic Modeling Tools81
Ch. 5Spreadsheets as Mindtools83
Ch. 6Expert Systems as Mindtools108
Ch. 7Systems Modeling as Mindtools136
Ch. 8Microworlds as Mindtools155
Pt. 4Interpretation Tools173
Ch. 9Intentional Information Search Tools as Mindtools175
Ch. 10Visualization Tools as Mindtools194
Pt. 5Knowledge Construction Tools205
Ch. 11Hypermedia as Mindtools207
Pt. 6Conversation Tools231
Ch. 12Synchronous Conferencing as Mindtools233
Ch. 13Asynchronous Conferencing as Mindtools245
Pt. 7Implementing Mindtools269
Ch. 14Entailments of Mindtools271
Ch. 15Assessing Learning with Mindtools280
Index291

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